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Politically-Appointed Ambassadors May Not Be As Effective

NPR | April 2, 2013 6:56 p.m.

Now that President Obama’s second term is underway, there is news of new ambassador postings that include a number of high-profile donors such as Caroline Kennedy, who’s expected to be named the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. Robert Siegel talks with Susan R. Johnson, president of the American Foreign Service Association, about political ambassadorships and what opportunities and pitfalls they present.


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